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Dypsis
Dypsis 'Monalaingo'

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dypsis (DIP-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Monalaingo

Category:

Palms

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 13, 2013, Miles_Auwe from Pahoa, HI wrote:

I purchased a similar plant under the name Dypsis coriacea. Beautiful specimen, at about 3 feet tall the stem is no wider than a sharpy, and it's leaves are beginning to divide. A real beauty.

Positive

On Mar 4, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

obviously this is not the true name of this palm, but a locational name (from some place in Madagascar called Monalaingo), but until it is properly identified, it will be called this in cultivation. Great looking understory palm wtih an incredibly dark red new leaf. I have this palm and it's slow, but does fairly well as a house plant (needs to be misted a lot or leaf tips dry out). Seems to have some cold tolerance, but I haven't pushed it yet.